Electrician Journeyman (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 25 April 2016
Worked for this company in Saskatchewan. Did hire good people with excellent skills sets but....they don't survive. It's not what you know its WHO YOU KNOW there to survive. Never listen to safety concerns and only promote their pets, when things go wrong its everyone else fault but not the one in charge. All good as long as the books look good and the pet covers up what they want. If they tell you, you will get a bonus once the job is completed on time and budget... good luck you will never see it and they won't let you see the final tally.
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) – Rocanville, Sk Northern Alberta,Lanigan,Sk – 22 April 2016
I'm gonna be honest, positive and straight forward as much as possible here. I have worked with company's that have great supervisors and foremans that could teach and run jobs that make there crews proud to be apart of. Crews that have learned good skills and carrers in the prosess. But unfortunately this company doesn't have that. Most of there foremans and supervisors rarely are on the tools or helping out on the job, there advice is minimial and poorly planned. Most of the time they don't even know what is going on. Crews will wait wandering around for instructions and waiting for material. Saftey is a joke along with there lock-out procedure. I hate to say it but good electricians are usually thrown under the bus at Magna. One job I worked on, the foreman was great. He finished the job a month ahead of schedule and well within budget but unfortunately they canned him. There the only company I have seen this done, especially in all 3 major projects I have been on. 2/3 major projects had a 70% turn over rate and lost money for the company.
i worked nights ,with a couple great co workers cleaning made night go fast, team work was great.management was awesome.only thing i thought was hard was carrying bucket up and down stairs.great stall all around safety orientated..work work for them again for sure..
A typical day would consist of 12 hours with 30 mins for lunch and two 15 mins breaks, I learned many new things from several people while I was at Kearl Lake, I found the people in management to be accomodating, friendly, and ready to help, my co-workers were fun to work with which made our daily tasks more enjoyable, the most difficult part of the job for me is the 12 hours per day although some people prefer 12 hours as oppose to 10 hours per day, the most enjoyable part of the job for me was learning new things and the people I worked with, the people make a big difference.
Tool Crib Attendant (Former Employee) – Kearl Lake – 24 April 2015
Working for MEC at Kearl was a good experience. All the people I worked with were dedicated pro's and despite winter conditions most were in very good spirits.Every morning started with a really good tool box meeting and supervision was organized and approachable. Very committed to Safety. Best part of the job was meeting some really good people.
New Company: decent pay and benefits, helter skelter organization
Electrician (Former Employee) – Kearl Lake AB – 24 April 2015
Usually had 2 of 3 items to complete a task. Material and tool shortages rotated days. Drawings were hard to come by, work packages were usually incomplete. Office support staff were usually decent to deal with and Safety guys / gals were pretty reasonable. Some company safety regulations went way beyond what was called for by Provincial and Site standards and killed production. Field level supervisors were pretty good. Job started out slowly but definitely improved toward the end. Paycheques and travel were always on time, without too many errors. Company was good to work with you if you needed time off. I'd be happy to work for them again.
OPP 2 was a super safe site and I learned a lot ther.
Electrical Foreman and QC Field Inspector (Former Employee) – Kearl Lake – 23 April 2015
Magna was a great company to work for. As a new/ young journeyman I was givin responsibilities and room to grow. The work environment was team oriented while giving individuals who showed initiative reward. The money was pretty good also!!
Good company to work for. I recommend this company to anyone who loves a challenge.
Jouneyman electrician (Former Employee) – Kearl Lake, AB – 17 April 2015
Management was good to our crew, always kept their word. If you don't mind long hours, it sure adds to your income. Good wages and benefits. Foreman was well organized, work well planned. Material and tools always available for our tasks. Always kept busy, which made the shift go by fast. Sure met great people to work with. Bus ride from camp to work site is 30 minutes. One should know that payroll is only every 2 weeks.
Absolute worst managed company I have worked for thus far. Management can't figure out a thing and has no idea what's going on in the field. Spend weeks auditing the same things with multiple crews because nobody can track a thing to save their lives. Safety is a joke. Some minor incidents are blown completely out of proportion while other more serious ones are swept under the rug. Seems like safety is dependant completely on how the safety leads feel that day and who they don't like. Terrible employees are rewarded and stay on while the good workers get punished and thrown under the bus. Tools and material are a joke from the start. Whoever was in charge of that obviously was never a tradesman. Couldn't even get simple things like extention cords while a dozen guys on a crew stood around all night looking for simple hand tools and parts. Management's answer is to just send more guys to the job. If it wasn't for the dedication and hard work of the good employees, this job would never have been close to where it is at. Any valid issues brought up by foremen and workers are overlooked and we are either told to "deal with it" or "we are looking into it". Coordination is a joke with obviously no experience in this industry. Many times could not even work due to incomplete or non existent work packages. General foremen basically did the job of coordinators. Left to figure things out by ourselves and then catch flack when it wasn't done how management wanted. No clear communication between management and workforce. Sat in their offices and dictated how things are to be done withoutmore... taking any feedback into consideration from the tradesmen actually completing the work.less
the money (if you actually got paid correctly)
Too many to list. just don't bother with this joke of a company if you have any pride